World-class percussionists join Judith Pinkerton in presenting community drum circles and music medicine that help people experience significant stress reduction. The groups are between 5 to 75 people usually and drums and rhythm instruments are provided so everyone can enjoy the interactive experiences in the drum circle. All the events are presented by trained drum circle facilitators, including world-class percussionists who have performed with Santana, Oprah, and Maya Angelou, to name a few.
Music medicine programs empower audiences to be responsible for their own health care by teaching user-friendly life skills for mental fitness. Participants are presented with inspiring stories that motivate them to live differently.
Below are some of the types of drum circles that Judith help to facilitate:
Sacred Rhythms – This sacred drum circle merges drumming rhythms, meditation and insights to honor connections with loved ones who have passed or may be ill. They are facilitated by music therapist Judith Pinkerton who guides you into embracing life. Participants are encouraged to bring memorabilia of their loved ones to share in the circle.
HealthRHYTHMS – Relax & have fun playing drums creating “in the moment” music & rhythms with REMO HealthRHYTHMS trained drum circle facilitators. HealthRHYTHMS is a research-based group drumming protocol, which has demonstrated significant health benefits, including a boost to the immune system, reduction in stress & burnout rates, and an improvement in mood states.
World Beat Drum Circle & Sound Bath – Ann Vannoy facilitates these drum circles and guides the participants in drum beats to help keep you centered, peace-filled and energized. Guest presenters include experts in world instruments, singing bowls, gongs, and more!
Women’s Drum Circle – Calling all women and girls to drum in community, relieve stress, build self-esteem and support wellness! No experience necessary and everyone has something to offer the circle. The drum circle is facilitated by Ann Vannoy, who started the REMO Recreation Music Center Women’s Drum Circle in 2008, which is still going strong!
Kids Rhythm Club – Kids of all ages – with special abilities – explore instruments through rhythm with facilitators Ann Vannoy and Judith Pinkerton!